The Ultimate Guitar Programme is specifically designed to equip students with the comprehensive knowledge and skills which are essential to achieve their musical goals. The course is geared towards enthusiasts and hobbyists, aspiring performers, and professionals. Register today and let our team start you on the path to becoming the guitar player you have always wanted to be.
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24 Interactive Lessons
12 Weeks Long
24 hours +
The Thursday webinars are very interactive and are often student led. As long as you’re a member, you will be registered for them indefinitely, so you can log in anywhere in the world to practice and apply the skills you have learned.
Week 1: The Melody Maker Within
You will continue to develop your musical vocabulary by learning more melodies. You will also deepen your understanding of melodic structure and learn what makes melodies unforgettable. This semester will really help to unlock your creative side.
Week 2: Flying Fingers – The Blues & Improvising
Improvisation is just the ability to make and play continuous melodies in the moment. Having already developed a vocabulary of melodies as well as established the goal of melody making, the blues scale will serve as the final piece of the improvising puzzle.
Week 3: Chords, Glorious Chords - Sevenths
Seventh chords are multi-function chords that are used in every single style of music. You will further explore these chords, and you will learn the most common shapes that will enable you to play in different positions up and down the fretboard.
Week 4: Writing Your Own Songs
We will define and discuss the seven essential elements that are necessary for composing. We will apply these elements and make a rough guide that you can follow to help you write songs efficiently and effectively.
Week 1: Flying Fingers – Major & Minor
Scales are a great way to get your fingers flying up and down the neck and learning the notes on the fretboard. Scales frighten many people, but you will learn the tricks on how to master them and understand how they work quickly and efficiently.
Week 2: Essential Fingerpicking – Folk & Pop
We will identify some of the more prominent fingerpicking styles, and you will learn different patterns that will enable your fingers to master this technique most efficiently. For the plectrum users, you will also be learning techniques on how to emulate the fingerpicking style.
Week 3: Chords, Glorious Chords – The Pocket
You will be learning Root 5 Bar Chords and continuing your study of partial chord shapes. You will then endeavour to improve your rhythm by learning how to “vamp” and playing along to songs with a great “Pocket.”
Week 4: Playing by Ear
The goal of every guitar player is to be able to learn and play songs. In this lesson, you will learn how chords are made and how they relate to scales. You will then be able to define key signatures and learn how to determine the key signature of a song. Using this and everything you have learned in the foundation course, you will now be able to learn and play songs by ear.
Week 1: Flying Fingers – Pentatonic & Segovia
The Pentatonic Scales are a great way to learn the neck and get your fingers into new positions. The Segovia Scales will transform the way you move up and down the fretboard. By the end of this lesson, you will start mastering these scales.
Week 2: Essential Fingerpicking – Classical & Flamenco
You will continue your fingerpicking journey by exploring the styles of Classical, Spanish, and Flamenco guitar. This exploration will lead you into learning the fundamentals of how to read music for the guitar.
Week 3: Chords, Glorious Chords – Inversions
You will define chord inversions and learn the fingerings for them. There are only a few shapes that are used again. Once you learn these shapes, you will learn how to use them to spice up your rhythm.
Week 4: Cracking the Song Code
You will expand your knowledge of chord progressions to include the blues progression and chords that are not in keys, but still appear in songs. You will also learn how to adapt and arrange a song to include your own personal flair.
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